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Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Launches Newest Chapter in Lahore

Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Launches Newest Chapter in Lahore

The Founder Institute (www.fi.co), the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, announced today that it is officially launching its newest chapter in Lahore. With plans to run two semesters annually, the Founder Institute aims to launch over 20 meaningful and enduring technology companies per year in Lahore. Applications to the program are open now, and anyone interested in working with Lahore’s top startup mentors to launch a technology company is welcome to apply to the Lahore Founder Institute at http://fi.co/apply/lahore.

In order to celebrate the launch, the Lahore Founder Institute will host a series of free startup events for the general public, where attendees can learn how to build a company and learn more about the program. See the full list of events at http://fi.co/events/lahore.

For aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs up to the challenge, the Founder Institute’s comprehensive step-by-step program provides the structure, mentor support, and global network of entrepreneurs needed to start an enduring company. The Founder Institute is the only program of its kind that focuses on people versus ideas, accepts founders with day jobs, and shares equity with all participants. Founder Institute Graduate companies include fast-rising startups across 6 continents like Udemy, Realty Mogul, Travelcar, goplaceit, Appota, and many more.

In addition, the Lahore 2019 program will include the Founder Institute’s newest company-building curriculum suitable to address the needs of advanced founders (MVP stage) as well as aspiring new entrepreneurs at the idea-stage – a project just released this year in collaboration with hundreds of startup leaders across the globe. The Lahore Chapter will once again be led by local startup leaders Hassan Ahmed (Business Development Manager, Plan9 – PITB’s Tech Incubator), Iftikhar Hussain (Cofounder/ VP Business & Strategy, TEC), Meer Anwar (Vice President, LMKT Pvt. Ltd), Mudassir Malik (CEO – Founder, AppsGenii Technologies Pvt Ltd), Mustafa Najoom (Founder, Madera.ai).

Mentors who have expressed interest in helping Lahore Founder Institute participants include:

Ahmed Muzammil: CEO, Mezino Technologies

Ahmed Khan: Founder, Cheetay.pk

Ali Mukhtar: CEO, Fatima Ventures

Atif Mumtaz: Director Entrepreneurship , PITB

Atta Ali Malik: Partner, Chaudhary Mallik & Co

Bilal Athar: Cofounder, Wifigen

Faisal Khan: CEO, Fabi Studios

Faisal Sherjan: Director , National Incubation Centre Lahore

Faisal Aftab: Managing Partner, Lakson Investments Venture Capital

Faizan Aslam: CEO, Bookme PVt Ltd

Farhan Zakir: Deputy CEO, China Pak Mobile Ltd (Zong)

Farrukh Usman: CEO, Byonyks

Fouad Bajwa: Chief of Strategy, Byonyks

Hammad Khalique: Program Manager, Plan9, PITB

Irfan Bajwa: CoFounder & Director, Center for Sustainability Research and Practice

Junaid Malik: CEO and Partner, Creative Bugs

Kashif Akram: CEO, Tecnomics

Khurram Saleem: Director, Unze London

M. Nash: CEO, Integry

Mir Mohammad Alikhan: CEO, AMZ MAK Capital

Muhammad Imran: CTO, Microrage

Nazia Ramzan: Country Head B2B Sales, MEAP region, Unilever Foods

Obaid Ullah: Cofounder, Darewaro

Qasif Shahid: CEO, Finja

Sadaf Zarrar: Founder, SiddySays

Sajjad Kirmani: CEO , Infojistic

Salim Ghauri: CEO, Netsol Technologies Ltd

Shameelah Ismail: Founder, Gharpar

Umer Hussain: CEO, Sweet Tooth Pakistan

Umair Shiekh: CEO, Arazi Ventures

Usama Tauqeer: CEO, AClan

Usman Latif: CEO, Marcom Works

Yasser Bashir: CEO, Arbisoft

Zain Majid: CEO, TEC

Zeeshan Qureshi: CMO, QMobile (DigiCom)

Anybody who is interested can apply to the Lahore Founder Institute at http://fi.co/apply/lahore. Anyone who applies by the Early Application Deadline (2019-04-14) is eligible for a variety of scholarships – including the Female Founder Fellowship, which is offered to the best overall female applicant.

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